We have to say that there are some brilliant bands and some pretty awful ones too. It’s such a hard thing to choose from a website. There’s a performance element to a good band, they need to gel, need to perform and really tune into the wedding crowd. So how do you do it?
Here are some tips from Sergio Marinaro of Vision:
“When choosing a band for your wedding there are a few things to be considered:
Their playlist should be varied and should appeal to all your guests at least most of the time!! You will probably have three or four generations of people at your reception so music from all decades and genres is important.
DVD’s and CD’s are great to get an idea of a band but if at all possible, ask if you can go and see them live. You’ll get a good idea of how they communicate with the audience.
Volume levels need to be sensitive too. Some guests may just want to sit and chat in between dancing.
Make sure you have enough room for your band. Some venues have ample space others can be too small for a larger band to perform.
Ask if the band can have music playing during their breaks; you don’t want silence between a bands performance times.
You want your day to be memorable for many reasons, so a band that keeps the dance floor busy and involves your guests will help to do this”.
Here are some of Capture It’s favourite bands and all of them have stood out from the norm. They’re professional, hard working and true musicians. We’ve even stayed longer at some weddings just to capture the great atmosphere and enjoy their music!!
Jukebox – www.jukeboxfunctionband.com.
Top of our list for fantastic bands is Jukebox who are an amazing group of very talented musicians. We first saw them at a Central London Wedding in 2013 and were so impressed with their performance and their professionalism that we just had to stay to hear some more. The dance floor was full all night and their song list is huge. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Rollercoaster – www.rollercoasterband.net.
Rollercoaster are perfect for weddings and special events as they gear their set very much towards keeping people on the dance floor and generating a great party atmosphere. We’ve worked with them on many occasions and they certainly are one of our favourite wedding bands.
Vision – www.vision-band.co.uk.
We first worked with Vision at the end of 2010 and were blown away by their enthusiasm and energy. They are a very professional 6 piece band reproducing pop hits from the 1960’s to the 2000’s. Their aim is to entertain! We were certainly impressed and look forward to working with them again in the future.
Hipster – www.alivenetwork.com.
This website has links to several bands that we’ve worked with before. There’s a great choice and full details on pricing, location, availability and types of music covered. Hipster can be contacted via the site as can the following bands we’re worked with:
Two other great websites for all kinds of wedding entertainment are:
Yes Events – www.yesevents.co.uk.
Or Function Junction www.functionjunction.co.uk.
The F Word – www.likeitlivemusic.com.
Feel free to contact us if you think we missed anyone important out. Don’t forget to check out our Music page for ideas on DJ’s, Ceildh Bands and other alternative music entertainment.
Please tell us about your wedding or ask us a question and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.